Robin Hood Gets a Dystopian Makeover

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If you've ever thought that the story of Robin Hood could use fewer arrows and more futuristic gunfire, you're in luck. A new film plans to bring the classic tale of oppression and rebellion to a dystopian future.

While Ridley Scott is hard at work on his Gladiator-style interpretation of Robin Hood, Warner Bros. has signed a deal with director Nicolai Fuglsig and writer Jason Dean Hall to fling the story far into the future. Set in a dystopian London, the new film will follow a band of rebellious thieves who inspire a downtrodden populace with their acts of defiance.

This would be Fuglsig's first venture into feature films, but he has garnered a name for himself for directing innovative and visually striking commercials:

And he's attracted producers Richard Suckle, Charles Roven, and Gianni Nunnari, who have between them produced dozens of features, including Chris Nolan's Batman films, Get Smart, and 300, and were reportedly impressed by Fuglsig's aesthetic vision. But I do hope we get to keep the arrows.


[Risky Business via SuperHeroHype]

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I’d watch Future Robin (will his name be changed to Robyn - everyone know "i"s are out). Dystopian future is one of my favourite genre. If there has been an apocalypse/total collapse of society and the story is taking place after said event, I’m pretty much interested no matter what. In fact, I'd go so far as to say it really makes everything better - many current TV shows would be greatly improved if they’d only change the setting to post-apocalyptic future.